Obituaries

Clifford Bryan FloydStanley Clucas GawneRaymund Peter HoskinsonMichael Lawrence JohnsonRobert I LevyJohn Wilson MorrisonArchie MacDonald ReviePhilip Sydney SilverFrank Philip WaltDavid Leonard WilliamsRobin David Winch

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7274.1474 (Published 09 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1474

Clifford Bryan Floyd


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Former general practitioner Croydon 1960-94 (b Carshalton 1929; q UCH 1955; FRCGP), d 17 July 2000. His pioneering drive produced two innovations, both of which have stood the test of time. In 1965 he introduced a car service for patients, at his practice's expense. In 1972 he designed and had constructed a suite of consulting rooms (affectionately known as “The Circus”) to optimise time that patients had with practice staff. He was an accomplished and influential teacher, GP trainer, course organiser, and lecturer in general practice. He always encouraged and was always “sowing seeds” in people's minds. The roots of the healthy cooperation between Croydon's health agencies can be traced to his close associations with Mayday Hospital and his many years as a member of Croydon Health Authority and Local Medical Committee. Ultimately he was appointed LMC chairman. He later developed expertise in caring for people with drug addiction and calmed the chaotic lives of many believed to be beyond help. His energies occupied many other arenas, in particular his family, his church, his garden, and his music. He leaves a wife, Anne, and three children.

[Jeremy Shindler Derek White]

Stanley Clucas Gawne


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Former honorary physician to the Queen, chief medical officer for health, Lancashire County Council, 1953-1970 (b Liverpool 1904; q Liverpool 1926; DPH, MD, DCH, barrister at law), died from a cerebral haemorrhage on 22 July. He was given the title of honorary physician to the Queen in 1967 for his public health work in Lancashire and for advising the Ministry of Health. His early career was in various hospitals in Liverpool, and he developed his interest in preventive medicine at Fazakerley Fever Hospital. He also studied law and was called to the bar in 1946. Stanley had a great love of music and played a baby grand piano. While a …

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